Student and Alumni News


Macaulay is thrilled that Tiffany Merlinsky ’19 (Hunter) has won scholarship from the John P. McNulty Scholars Program for Excellence in Math and Science. The program provides unique opportunities for leadership development, and hands-on research experience at the undergraduate level.

“Being a part of the cohort has been an amazing experience,” says Tiffany. “Over the past year I have been able to develop as a scientist while working in a lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering.”

Tiffany had the opportunity to share her research at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, where her oral presentation in cancer biology earned an ABRCMS award. She says the conference “was an amazing learning experience and further solidified my passion for research.”

Tiffany credits Dr. Kelly O’Donnell at Macaulay for providing guidance in the field of research. “Without her encouragement I would not have been able to receive the John P. McNulty scholarship.”

“I was impressed with how much prior research experience she had for second year student.” says Dr. O’Donnell, “She would use that experience to give insightful comments during class discussion. She also once called UV safety glasses ‘cool,’ firmly establishing her science cred!”

In addition to her academic and research interests, Tiffany has been a member of the Hunter Hawks cross country team for 3 years.